On Saturday, the 20th of June, 12 students from the Vienna global seminar visited Salzburg. The students who went on the trip were Jon, Nick, Hadley, Oscar, Christina, Paige, Sumer, Laraib, Mariam, Rachel, Shruti and Allison. Having only seen Vienna, we were excited to visit Salzburg and experience another side of Austrian culture.
We took the train both there and back. Although it was raining, we did not let that dampen our spirits, and explored as much of the city as we could in one day. We first went and saw the garden where parts of the sound of music was shot. After the girls had taken numerous photographs there, we visited a local flee market. Sumer, Jon and Nick also went to h&m and took advantage of the 50% off sale to buy some great stuff. We then went to a traditional Austrian restaurant, where we feasted on the local delicacies.
The highlight of the trip though, was our visit to the Hohen Salzburg fortress. It was on a hill, so we could see some breathtaking views of the entire city. Everyone was struck by how green it was! The fortress had exhibits about the history of the city, and we even saw the torture chambers. I am attaching a picture of the view from the fortress.